Utility Operators - City of West Kelowna




West Kelowna is an emerging city where opportunity awaits in the spectacular Okanagan Valley. Captivating lakes and mountains, orchards and vineyards provide countless recreational opportunities. Find your life balance here and grow your career with us. Live and work in a place that Maclean’s Magazine has named one of the best places to live in Canada. Spend weekends wine tasting, picking fresh locally grown produce, mountain biking through stately pine forests or swimming or kayaking in beautiful Okanagan Lake. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, numerous employee wellness incentives, an earned time off program and professional development opportunities. West Kelowna is calling! We love it here… and we are certain you will too!

Position Duties and Responsibilities
The City of West Kelowna has openings to fill various EOCP Certified Operator positions in our Public Works – Utility Department. The focus of these positions will be to support Utilities staff with the Operation and Maintenance of the City’s Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Networks.

We welcome applicants with EOCP Certifications in Water Distribution and/or Wastewater Collections with proven knowledge and hands on experience of the operation and maintenance of the associated municipal infrastructure.

The positions will work 40 hours per week and the successful applicants will take part in the after-hours Utilities Standby roster.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Grade 12 education
  • Current Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) certificate in Water Distribution and/or Wastewater Collections Levels I through IV
  • Water Engineering Technology Diploma (or similar) and/or preferred
  • 2-5 years related experience (water or wastewater O&M and civil earth works)
  • Occupational First Aid Level I
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Good physical condition with sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy manual work outside in the presence of all types of weather conditions

Information for Applicants: The City of West Kelowna has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and continued employment. Candidates who can establish that they cannot be fully vaccinated for a valid reason related to a protected ground under the British Columbia Human Rights Code may request an exemption.

Please apply online at www.westkelownacity.ca/jobs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Wage starting from $31.04/hr to $38.63/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

Organization: City of West Kelowna
Location: West Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater Services, Water Services
Posted: June 6, 2022, 9:21 am
Expires: July 6, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $31.04 to $38.63 Hour

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